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Thrive Not Just Survive XXVIII – Beat the Bureaucrats and Restore the Joy in Medicine

February 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on February 22, 2019

Attend both or just one.
Workshop: Thrive – Not JUST Survive XXVII – Beat the Bureaucrats and Restore the Joy in Medicine

& Dinner: Politics and Your Practice 2019

up to 4 hours Category I CME*

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only

DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019
WHEN: 1:00pm to 6:00pm – Workshop
6:00pm to 9:00pm – Reception, Briefing & Dinner
LOCATION: Doubletree by Hilton DFW North
4441 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas, 75063
CLICK HERE for room reservations
AAPS Group Rate $99/night. Reservation cut-off January 22.
COST: Workshop (includes dinner):
$150 AAPS member
$200 non-member,
$75 Office staff w/ Doctor
Residents, Medical Students FREE
Dinner Only: $60/person

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only

Workshop Information:

Beat the Middlemen and Bureaucrats Interfering in Patient Care and Impeding Your Ability to Practice Medicine the Right Way!
Come learn strategies for restoring the joy in medicine and putting patients first.

Join AAPS at the special rate of $250
& attend the workshop for free

Bureaucrat-proof your practice with the workshop developed by
physicians, not – consultants.

If you’ve been thinking about quitting or are experiencing the burnout caused by a toxic workplace, this workshop is designed for you.
Come and learn strategies and tactics to:

  • Counteract, negate, reduce and even eliminate insurance bureaucrat interference in your practice and patient care
  • Fight back against hospital administrator attacks on physicians who put patients first.
  • Help your practice and patients navigate the challenges of encounters with non-physician clinicians.
  • Handle unwarranted Medical Board accusations that tie up your time and resources.

Dinner Information:

Join your fellow AAPS colleagues and the AAPS Board of Directors for a reception, briefing, and dinner on the evening of February 22. What political victories do we need to strive for in 2019 and beyond to restore and protect the patient-physician relationship and the ability to practice Hippocratic medicine?

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only




Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

Dara Grieger, MD
Resident PGY-2, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director

Representative Matt Shaheen

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD
AAPS President

Sheila Page, DO
President, TxAAPS

Katarina Lindley, DO
Eagle Medical Center, Brock Texas

Larry Huntoon, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons


Ray Page, DO, PhD
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Andrew Schlafly, Esq.
 AAPS General Counsel

Esther M. Corrigan, M.D, M.Ed.
Medical Doctors Union

The event will include updates and discussion on the fight to end MOC.

Agenda [draft]

Noon Registration opens

1:15 to 3:15pm
SECTION I – Outmaneuvering Insurance Bureaucrats

Insurers, PBMs, and government payers are increasingly playing doctor while refusing to pay actual doctors fair fees. Strategies for kicking third-party bureaucrats out of the exam room will be featured in this section.

Overcoming Insurer Discrimination Against Physicians and their Patients
Andrew Schlafly, JD

Curing MACRA Madness: What you Need to Know about Medicare’s MIPS, APMs
Ray Page, DO, PhD

Beating Insurers by Saying Goodbye to Them- Direct Patient Care Legal Update
Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

DPC in Texas and In-Office Dispensing Reform
Katarina Lindley, DO

3:30pm to 4:45pm
SECTION II – Successfully Navigating the Hospital Minefield

Hospitals are becoming danger zones for both patients and the physicians trying to care for them. Learn strategies doctors can implement to position themselves and their patients for survival and healing in the hospital setting.

Mid-levels in Hospitals (and other settings): What physicians need to know and what they can do to protect high-quality patient care.
Dara Grieger, MD

Is Unionizing a Viable Option for Employed Physicians?
Esther Corrigan, MD

Sham Peer Review: Fighting Back When Hospital Administrators Attack Good Physicians
Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD

4:45pm to 5:30pm
SECTION III – The Medical Board

You’ve outwitted the insurance company and hospital bureaucrats? Whom else do you need to be prepared to fend off? The state medical board.

Mistakes to Avoid when the Medical Board Knocks on your Door
Andrew Schlafly, JD

Protecting Physician Due Process Rights When Facing the Medical Board
Sheila Page, DO

6:00pm to 9:00pm
Section IV – Politics and Your Practice 2019

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD – AAPS President

Jane Orient, MD – AAPS Executive Director

Rep. Matt Shaheen

Andrew Schlafly, JD – AAPS General Counsel



February 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Doubletree by Hilton DFW North
4441 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75063 United States
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